Nate Hill is a librarian, artist, and aspiring ecologist. He’s the Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), a library network which serves as the institutional home for projects like the Archipelago Commons, the Digital Equity Research Center, as well as many others. His work has been exhibited in places like the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Dokk1, and he currently serves on the Board of Libraries without Borders US. In the past, Nate has worked at the Brooklyn Public Library (NY), San Jose Public Library (CA), and Chattanooga Public Library (TN). Nate was a past affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a participant in the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Nate studied art as an undergraduate at Skidmore College, and got his Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Nate is at his happiest when he's making, building, or contributing to new things, whether those things are sculptures, gardens, communities, or organizations.